News & Updates

Earlier this month, the Chamber hosted a presentation and roundtable discussion with John G. Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Murphy provided an overview on where U.S. trade policy is headed and presented an early assessment of the revised trade agreement for North America. Nearly 3.6 billion in […]

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On January 29th, the Chamber partnered with Consejo Coordinador Empresarial in Tijuana to host an informational forum that provided an overview of the revised agreement and discussed the possible impacts on our binational region. Moderated by Luis Hernandez, President of INDEX Tijuana, our panelists included Gustavo de Hoyos Walther, President of COPARMEX Mexico, Manuel Muñiz, […]

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As champions of our binational region, the Chamber works to promote the economic opportunity that the border provides through robust cross border collaboration and partnerships. As such, we take every opportunity to correct the misrepresentations of our region as they could damage our economy and global competitiveness. San Diego has always been among the list […]

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Trade between the U.S. and Mexico has increased exponentially with California’s exports to Mexico have grown by 311 percent since 1993. Infrastructure to facilitate this trade has not kept up with this pace.  The Chamber has long advocated for expanding the North American Development Bank (NADBank)’s role to pursue investments in international land port of […]

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On February 14th the Senate approved the Federal Spending Bill, below are the highlights that will affect our region. $191 million to renovate and expand the Calexico West Port of Entry, including a new pedestrian processing facility and additional north and southbound inspection lanes. $15 million for EPA’s Border Water Infrastructure Grant Program to prevent […]

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On February 7th, the Energy & Water Committee was given an update to the water supply in San Diego. City of San Diego, San Diego County Water Authority, and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California were all encouraged by water levels in the region. They cited San Diegans’ ability to cut back on water […]

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San Diego region’s home prices rose 3.3 percent in the past year, according to the latest data in the S&P CoreLogic Index released January 29th. Employers continue to compete with states like Texas and Washington, for employees every day. Many employees face long commute times as they move further outside San Diego to secure the […]

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With the start of the new legislative session, businesses were asked what issue they would most like California’s legislature to work on. Addressing the cost of housing takes the top spot, with 29 percent of businesses wanting this issue prioritized. This issues is particularly important to the city of San Diego, as well as the […]

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Did you know that 74 percent of small businesses don’t have a disaster recovery plan? Or that up to 40 percent of businesses never reopen following a major disaster? Take the steps now to prepare for a disaster that your business can recover. Join the America Red Cross and the Chamber for the third annual […]

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On January 31st, the City of San Diego’s Planning Commission unanimously approved Mayor Faulconer’s plan to reform transit priority area parking. The plan would allow developers to construct new apartment or condo buildings without on-site parking stalls if the project is within a half mile of a major public transit stop. Parking requirements currently can […]

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